Senior Operational Risk Consultant

Full-time - Permanent - Sydney CBD

Date posted
20 October 2020
Applications close
10 February 2020
  • Manage risk in projects
  • Working for a leading industry fund
  • CBD locations – five minutes from Wynyard

Short Description
Work closely with The Senior Manager, manage operational risk in projects within leading profit for members fund. Great career development

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

About the Job 
An integral part of our 2LOD Risk and Compliance team, your role will work closely with the Senior Manager, Operational Risk to manage all project risk, ensuring that Rest is appropriately protected against risk and demonstrates an appropriate risk culture.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing second line project risk assessments as well as delivered risks
  • Ensuring that Projects adhered to the Project Risk Management Policy
  • Provide input to the control design and ensuring that the controls are adequately designed and fit for purpose.
  • Performing risk assessment across the portfolio of projects, aggregation of all the projects risks and determining the overall impact to the Rest Risk profile.
  • Act as the 2LoD Risk advisor to the business for project related risks and/or risk in change from improvement opportunities.
  • Contribute to the quarterly risk assessments for the Rest Risk Profile relating to impacts of projects to material risks.
  • Responsible for the Project Risk Management Policy and accountable to ensure the policy remains relevant and up to date.
  • Contribute and prepares the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee (ARCC) Reports, CEO Reports and others as directed.
  • Ensuring the risk management framework is effectively integrated into daily operational processes in the business units.
  • Assist with leading deep-dives into high risk processes.
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of risk workshops with management.

About You:
  • Related tertiary qualifications
  • Membership of professional bodies such as ASFA and the Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA) or the Australian Compliance Institute.

Required experience, understanding or credentials including:
  • Proven experience in operational risk, in particular project risk experience, ideally within the Financial Service industry.
  • Good understanding of applicable laws and regulations applicable to the Superannuation industry.
  • Good understanding of project delivery governance principles and assessing Project risk and delivered risk.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and prioritising competing deadlines.
  • Experience in the ongoing development of policies, procedures and programs that ensure a robust risk and compliance function.
  • Sound understanding risk frameworks, policies and compliance frameworks in the financial services industry.
  • Experience in performing risk assessments for projects and/or risk in change and their impacts to the overall risk profile on a roll-up basis.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to;
  • flexible work environment
  • an open plan and modern office
  • free fruit
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email

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Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.